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Melville House To Publish Three David Peace Books

peaceMelville House has acquired three books from British novelist David PeaceRed or Dead, The Damned Utd and GB84.

Peace made Granta’s Best Young British Novelists list in 2003 and Red or Dead the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize. The novel will come out in spring 2014 and the two other novels will follow. Check it out:

Red or Dead is a fictional biography of legendary Liverpool Football Club coach Bill ShanklyNicola Barker, a judge for the Goldsmiths Prize, called the book “monolithic,” an “ecstatic” work that “hypnotises.” “It is truly brave and utterly heroic,” says Barker. “I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like Red or Dead before. Not ever.”

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Nancy Huston Wins Bad Sex in Literature Award for Infrared

Nancy Huston has won the Literary Review’s annual Bad Sex in Literature Award for her novel, Infrared.

Follow this link to read an excerpt from the novel. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the books on the list. Now in its 20th year, the award continues a tradition of “gentle chastisement of the worst excesses of the literary novel.”

Here’s more from the journal: “For a confessional account on Bad Sex judging by Literary Review‘s senior editor Jonathan Beckman, read his piece in the Financial Times. You will also be able to read a more detailed report on this year’s shortlist in Literary Review‘s December / January double issue. For snippets from the shortlist, follow Literary Review‘s twitter account, @lit_review. The tweets are tagged as #LRBadSex2012.”

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Hilary Mantel Wins 2012 Man Booker Prize

Novelist Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 (roughly $65,175) Man Booker Prize for Bring up the Bodies, the second time she has taken the award.

Follow the links below to read excerpts from all the authors on the longlist. “I merely wanted novels that they would not leave behind on a beach,” said judicial chair Sir Peter Stothard, leading a panel of judges that included Dinah Birch, Amanda Foreman, Dan Stevens and Bharat Tandon.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.

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Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist

The winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize will be revealed later this afternoon. We’ve researched the 12 finalists for the award, finding free samples of these books scattered across the world.

Follow the links below to read excerpts from these books.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.

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Your Booker Prize Shortlist

Darkmans, by Nicola Barker
Gathering, by Anne Enright
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones
On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
Animal’s People, by Indra Sinha

Not surprisingly, all the news reports (like the Guardian) focus on McEwan’s “surviving the cull.” More still from the BBC.